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'Woodard' Orig. as chance seedling on Garrison farm near Ty Ty, GA. Discovered by R. W. Patrick. Original tree was 75-80 years old in 1982. Grafted trees included in cultivar trials at Univ. of Georgia Coastal Plain Expt. Sta., Tifton, GA, in 1955. Locally known as 'GCPES Seedling One' or 'Patrick'. Selected by R. E. Worley and O. J. Woodard of the above Sta. Introd. in 1982. Nut: obovate oblong, with obtuse apex and acute base; flattened in cross section; 60 nuts/lb, 54% kernel; kernels cream to golden in color, wrinkled, with wide, shallow dorsal grooves. Unusual in having "inner shell" formed by packing material in the dorsal grooves. Protandrous, with early to mid-season pollen shed and mid-season receptivity. Medium precocity, and moderate production, comparable to 'Desirable'. Ripens late, about 10 days after 'Stuart'. Susceptible to scab. Very susceptible to powdery mildew. Nuts damaged by mechanical harvest. Recommended (1990) for planting in AR.

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USDA-ARS Pecan Genetics
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